Americans sit…. a lot. Even those who exercise frequently spend the majority of their day being inactive, whether it be sitting at a desk, in front of a computer, or staring at the boob tube watching Dance Mom’s (I hope not).
How much time are we really sitting?
Some studies have estimated that Americans spend an average of 15 hours per day sitting. While I understand that for many people much of this time may be spent grinding away at work, we must find ways to be more active.
Check out this link for some of the problems that arise when we spend too long sitting.
Here is a quick routine to break up your day if you spend much of it hunched over your keyboard. Pick 3-5 exercises and perform 10-20 repetitions of each every hour or so during your day when sitting at your desk.
- Push Ups
- Body Weight Squats
- Reverse lunges
- Jumping Jacks
- Toe Touches
- Lunge Stretch
- Desk Push Ups (hands on desk)
- Chair Squats (squat to your chair and explode back up)
Who cares if you get strange looks, I’d rather be alive and healthy, wouldn’t you?
Sit less and move more, it’s as simple as that to stay healthy and stave off the final destination.
Stand long and prosper my friends.